Cobourg is in the Riding Northumberland-Peterborough South which was formed after a re-distribution in 2012.
In 2021, incumbent Conservative M.P. Philip Lawrence won with a big majority although Liberals were returned nationally with a minority Government. The next scheduled election will be in 2025 although with a minority in the House, an earlier election is possible.
Before the next election, the boundaries will be changed. The first suggestion made for a new bounday excludes Peterborouigh but adds Milbrook. Roseneath and Alderville will not be included. The new Riding will be called Northumberland and will in fact mostly be Northumberland. For a before and after map, go here. The new Riding will also be used for the Provincial Election.
The Candidates for the next election have not been announced EXCEPT that the incumbent Philip Lawrence (Conservative) will likely run again and Alison Lester (Liberal) has announced she will NOT be a Candidate.
The Candidates for each of the Parties for the 2021 election were these.
- Electoral District Association Web site
- Philip Lawrence - MP - Web site
Change in Leader of Conservative Party - Philip has said he will support MP Pierre Poilievre as leader to replace Erin O'Toole - see Philip's Facebook page.
- Electoral District Association - Facebook
- National Site - Green Party of Canada - local web page
- Green Party - for both Provincial and Federal - Facebook - Web site
In 2012, the Riding boundaries were changed so the 2011 election had different boundaries and an accurate comparison is not possible.